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Beyond Human: Living With Robots and Cyborgs
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Forge
Publication date September 18, 2007
Pages 272
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765310828
ISBN-10 0765310821
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
Other format details medical
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Summary
Traces the development of robots, cyborgs, and artificial intelligence in terms of the evolution of humankind, looking at current trends as well as the potential future of robotics, including the repair and augmentation of the human body. 20,000 first printing.
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Concepts once purely fiction -- robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences -- are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making rescues, fighting fires, handling heavy goods. After a decade or two, they will be as unremarkable as the computer screen is now in offices, airports or restaurants.

 

Cyborgs will be less obvious. These additions to the human body are interior now, as rebuilt joints, elbows and hearts. Soon we will cross the line between repair and augmentation, probably first in sports medicine, then spreading to everyone who wants to make a body perform better, last longer, than it ordinarily could. Controversy will arise, but it will not stop the desire to live longer and be stronger than we are.

 

This book treats the landscape of human self-change and robotic development as poles of the same general phenomenon.




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1 edition from Forge (September 18, 2007)
9780765310828 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Examines the development of robots, cyborgs, and artificial intelligence in terms of the evolution of humankind, exploring current trends and the potential future of robotics, including the repair and augmentation of the human body.
Paperback
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from Forge (December 9, 2008)
9780765310835 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $21.99
Miscellaneous
1 edition from Forge (September 18, 2007)
9781429936200 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $9.99

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